Earlier today, emails were sent to those who signed up on the Office Live Beta site:
Microsoft Office Live is just around the corner. Whether you asked to be part of our beta late last year, or just last week, we want to thank you for your patience. We've been working hard to build these exciting new services. We trust you'll find them worth the wait.What is Microsoft Office Live? Microsoft Office Live consists of three different packages of online services, each designed with the small business owner in mind, that deliver remarkable new ways to grow and run your business online.* The best part – it's all FREE during beta.**Domain name, Web hosting, company e-mail and more With Microsoft Office Live Basics you can start by claiming your own domain name (for example, northwindtraders.com) and, using our easy Site Designer tool, get a professional Web site up and running in minutes. Web traffic reports let you manage your own business Web site without being a Web expert. Company-branded e-mail accounts that match your business domain (for example, [email protected]) helps give your company the professional image it deserves.Shared Sites and online business applications Microsoft Office Live Collaboration is ideal for any business where ongoing information sharing and collaboration are essential. Create your own Shared Sites to access and share information – even when you're on the go – using your company's own password-protected Web site.^ We also include a variety of online business applications so you can easily manage your customer, project, sales and company information, all in one place.Web hosting, company e-mail, Shared Sites and more. With Microsoft Office Live Essentials, you get all the benefits of Office Live Basics and Office Live Collaboration, and more. Additional company e-mail accounts with enhanced access features, advanced Web traffic reports, and Microsoft Office FrontPage software support provide an all-in-one, comprehensive solution for growing and managing your business online.How will participants join the beta? Soon we'll be e-mailing invitations to qualified beta registrants. The invitations will include information on where to go to sign-up, along with a unique product key that lets you access our beta services. So stay tuned for future e-mails from your Microsoft Office Live Team.Again, thanks for your patience and interest in the Microsoft Office Live beta.Best Regards,Your Microsoft Office Live Team
It appears that the Office Live Beta is around the corner, as predicted. So, keep your eyes open for your invitation!